Shannon Comerford named Sask Sport Inc. June Athlete of the Month

Comerford, 20, won the gold medal in the women's foil individual events at the Junior Nationals, Senior Selection #1 competition, and Junior Team Nationals. She was also the captain of Team Saskatchewan at the Junior Team Nationals. The Sr. Selection Circuit is the first of two Canadian Competitions used to select athletes who will be allowed to enter Sr. World Cups, and used to select athletes of the Sr. National Team. She was nominated by the Saskatchewan Fencing Association.

The other nominees were: Julia Garnet, Saskatoon, cycling; Lucas Baldo, Saskatoon, rowing; Ilana Duff, Bradwell, wheelchair sports; and Ralph Ibanez, Saskatoon, judo.

For more information contact Pat Rediger at (306) 780-9307 or email

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July 10, 2008